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Norgesic Side Effects

Generic Name: aspirin / caffeine / orphenadrine

Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug aspirin / caffeine / orphenadrine. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name Norgesic.

Applies to aspirin / caffeine / orphenadrine: oral tablet

As well as its needed effects, aspirin / caffeine / orphenadrine may cause unwanted side effects that require medical attention.

If any of the following symptoms of overdose occur while taking aspirin / caffeine / orphenadrine, get emergency help immediately:

Symptoms of overdose in children
  • Changes in behavior
  • drowsiness or tiredness (severe)
  • fast or deep breathing
  • Any loss of hearing
  • bloody urine
  • confusion
  • convulsions (seizures)
  • diarrhea
  • dizziness or lightheadedness (severe)
  • drowsiness (severe)
  • excitement or nervousness (severe)
  • fast or deep breathing
  • hallucinations (seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there)
  • headache (severe or continuing)
  • increased sweating
  • nausea or vomiting (severe or continuing)
  • ringing or buzzing in the ears (continuing)
  • uncontrollable flapping movements of the hands, especially in elderly patients
  • unexplained fever
  • unusual thirst
  • vision problems

Severity: Moderate

If any of the following side effects occur while taking aspirin / caffeine / orphenadrine, check with your doctor or nurse as soon as possible:

Less common or rare:
  • Abdominal or stomach pain, cramping, or burning (severe)
  • bloody or black, tarry stools
  • decreased urination
  • eye pain
  • fainting
  • fast or pounding heartbeat
  • shortness of breath, troubled breathing, tightness in chest, or wheezing
  • skin rash, hives, itching, or redness
  • sores, ulcers, or white spots on lips or in mouth
  • swollen and/or painful glands
  • unusual bleeding or bruising
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
  • vomiting of blood or material that looks like coffee grounds

Minor Side Effects

Some aspirin / caffeine / orphenadrine side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned about them:

More common:
  • Abdominal or stomach cramps, pain, or discomfort (mild to moderate)
  • dryness of mouth
  • heartburn or indigestion
  • nausea or vomiting (mild)
Less common:
  • Blurred or double vision or other vision problems
  • confusion
  • constipation
  • difficult urination
  • dizziness or lightheadedness
  • drowsiness
  • excitement, nervousness, or restlessness
  • headache
  • muscle weakness
  • trembling
  • unusually large pupils of eyes

It is possible that some side effects of Norgesic may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.

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